The Lodger: a Story of the London Fog (PG)
Hitchcock described this silent of 1927 as the first "true" movie of his career. It foreshadows elements of his later work, being the story of a killer whose victims are all blonde, with a "hunted man" theme attached.
It's also notable for the presence of matinee idol Ivor Novello as the gimlet-eyed stranger, an early indication of Hitchcock's perverse casting instincts.
Newly restored by the BFI National Archive, it comes adorned with a fresh orchestral score by Nitin Sawhney. The film creaks a fair bit, and isn't a patch on his mature phase. But it's a must for devotees.
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
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